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Andrew J. Fox, 43, Who Fought to Boost Melanoma Research
Andrew J. Fox, 43, a salesman known as one of the premier commercial wall-covering contractors in the region, died March 4 after a yearlong battle with melanoma. He was a resident of Villanova.
Along with his wife, Bonnie Brandeis Fox, and their family and friends, Fox established the Friends of Andrew J. Fox Melanoma Fund at the Abramson Cancer Society of the University of Pennsylvania. Just last week, Fox and his family presented a check to the Center for $25,000, collected from the community known as Fox's Fight. It was Fox's wish to not only raise funds for melanoma research, but to help children of melanoma patients with financial assistance for college.
Fox's journey has been documented on www.foxsfight.org.
On the Web site, he continued to inspire others, as demonstrated by the following, posted earlier this year: "I will not give up and will fight to do whatever it takes to beat the melanoma that is within me. Thanks to your donations, melanoma research will thrive, and the disease will someday be eradicated."
An avid Eagles fan, one of Fox's fondest memories was winning the contract to do the wall covering at Lincoln Financial Field.
In addition to his wife, Fox is survived by his father, Donald Fox; daughter Allie Fox; sons Zachary Fox and Brandon Fox; sisters Shirley Fox, Audrey Fox and Susan Lipschutz; and brother Robert Fox. He is the son of the late Kay Fox. He is also survived by his in-laws, Michael and Dolores Brandeis, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Memorial contributions can be made to: The Friends of Andrew J. Fox Melanoma Fund at Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.